Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

a signature program of FirstLine Schools

connecting children to food, the natural world, and community

Through hands-on learning about food and the natural world at FirstLine Schools, children are making connections…
to their bodies
to the natural world
to healthy habits
to career choices
to their peers
to academic concepts
to their communities.
These connections help students build confidence, strong social relationships, a sense of belonging, and academic success, to prepare them for college and life.

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Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) changes the way children eat, learn, and live at four FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans.



Edible Schoolyard New Orleans is a signature program of FirstLine Schools, a network of four public, open-enrollment charter schools in New Orleans.

Arthur Ashe
Charter School

Samuel J. Green
Charter School

Langston Hughes

Phillis Wheatley
Community School